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The popular Dive In Festival took the decision to go virtual in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organisers found the move enabled them to attract an entirely new audience and boost overall attendance, says Marc McKenna-Coles, 2020 Dive In Festival lead, in his foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
Significant events in the diversity and inclusion space, such as the death of George Floyd in the US, created shock waves that made many companies sit up and realise more needs to be done about race equality, say Ajay Mistry and Kishan Mangat, co-chairs of the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network, in their foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
The pandemic has highlighted the need for strategic management of the changed workplace to ensure people continue to in their careers and emphasised the importance of maintaining networks, according to Barbara Schönhofer, founder and chair of the ISC Group, in her foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
A new year, a new focus: diversity is at the forefront in 2021, says chair of Link, the LGBT Insurance Network
Legislators and employers are taking a keen interest in D&I, despite the challenges 2020 has thrown at the industry, indicating that the need and desire to go further is not just anecdotal, says Maurice Rose, senior manager, insurance risk and regulation, PwC and chair of Link, in his foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
An inclusive workplace is different from having a diverse workforce. Inclusion allows employees to bring their authentic selves to the workplace and reduces the prevalence of ‘code-switching’, writes Sylvia Oliveira, chair of BILTIR, in her foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
For the insurance profession to realise the gains possible with the richness of diversity, it needs to actively value and celebrate the multiple facets which make up a person, writes Sian Fisher, chief executive of the Chartered Insurance Institute, in her foreword to Intelligent Insurer's Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021.
Ahead of November’s COP26 meeting, the chair of the IDF and chair of the board of directors at AXA, urges industry professionals to engage with the public-private partnership.
For companies looking to retain their competitive edge, if they aren’t already taking the business case for D&I seriously it is about time they caught on, Paul Little, chief operating officer at re/insurance broker Protecdiv tells Intelligent Insurer.
For insurers, securing the best talent has always been crucial to gaining the advantage during times of change but, argue two experts from McKinsey, now is the time to tie diversity and inclusion into talent strategies to ride the crest of the wave into the new normal.